Back from Roopkund-Homkund-Ronti Saddle

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Hi All,
We completed the trek to Roopkund-Homkund-Ronti Saddle and returned back to civilization on 14th June. We were the first group to cross Junargali pass this season. I am pasting below the mail sent by my trekking partner Shilpa on himlaya_trekkers.

Shilpa's mail follows.......

Hello Everyone,

Six of us went for the trek to Roopkund starting from Loharjung on the 6th of June.
The plan was to reach Roopkund, then cross over the Junargali pass to Shila Samudra.
From there go to Homekund, climb upto Ronti Saddle and get back to Ghat via Sutol/Sitel.

Five of us (JP, Sandeep, Ajay, Dr Rajeev and I) managed to successfully cross over Junargali pass and three (JP, Sandeep and I) did the Homekund / Ronti Saddle as well.

The entire trek was exciting, exhilirating and tough but we were lucky as we got good weather when it mattered. The views of Nandaghunti and Trishul ranges on the way are out of this world.
I believe we are the first team to cross Junargali pass and reach Ronti saddle for this season.

I have posted some pictures for this trek here.

http://picasaweb.google.com/ sdeo17/RoopkundAndRontiSaddle


I will post a short writeup on the trek and also update my blog
http://himalayan-magpie.blogspot. com with the detailed travelogue soon.


We parted at Karnprayag post this trek and JP went back to Chamoli. He was planning to continue trekking to Kalpeshwar/Rudranath for this week. More on that when he is back.

Regards,
- shilpa
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Congrats JP and team..all the pics are good..
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Excellent..Congrats Jjyotipg.
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Congrats Jyotipg.
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Cngrats.. Hoping I will be there someday
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More Pics

More pics of the trek are here:

http://picasaweb.google.com/jpgupta5947/Roopkund#

Cheers,
JP
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Originally Posted by jyotipg View Post More pics of the trek are here:

http://picasaweb.google.com/jpgupta5947/Roopkund#

Cheers,
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Great Pics.. Congrats..
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wow, amazing pics. congrats.
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awesome pics..i have been upto Roopkund which is an amazing place but the area beyond that is out of the world..
waiting for the writeup..
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planning valley of flower + bedni-roopkund during 14-29 july. will be carrying our tents, food, etc... any other equipments required fro roopkund during this period?

also since we plan to do the VOF trek 1st would like to know about the possible ways of reaching from govindghat to lohajung/mundoli. are there any trek routes from VOF to bedni???
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Very nice shots Jyoti, you really got some great himalayan view, now I've got more enthusiasm from your pics .
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@ac100: Bad timing though. Mid July may see the Roopkund region in heavy rains. But you would get the best views of the flowers in VoF.
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nice pics

Nice photos..... and congrats
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Originally Posted by jyotipg View Post @ac100: Bad timing though. Mid July may see the Roopkund region in heavy rains. But you would get the best views of the flowers in VoF.
any other trek suggestions keeping in mind the mid july - aug time to coinside with the VOF trek? the bugyals would be at their best i suppose. can you suggest the trek route from VOF to bedni? if the weather permits then will head for roopkund.
again as mentioned above any other suggested trek during this season?
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@ac100.

"Trek Route from VoF to Bedni" ??

Sorry, I have not heard of any such route. Even if any exists, it may be more like an expedition.
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